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Annual Conference 2023

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Monday, October 16

9:45 – 10:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00 – 11:00 am
Foundations of Equity Diversity and Inclusion for Leaders Presented by Shalyma Cambridge, HRx

11:00 – 12:00 pm
Psychologically Safe Workplaces
Presented by Wendy Bennett, AgSafe BC

12:00 – 1:00 pm 


1:00 – 2:00 pm
Supporting all Members of Our Community – Beef Farmers of Ontario’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Presented by Jordan Miller and Joe Dickenson, Beef Farmers of Ontario

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Equity Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 17

10:00 – 11:00 am
Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting (CAIR) — 2011-2020
Presented by
 Robin Anderson, CASA and Colleen Drul, Injury Prevention Centre

11:00 am – 11:45 am
Farm Machine Injuries in the Upper Midwest: A Retrospective Analysis of Four Trauma Centers.
Presented by Angie Johnson, NDSU Extension on behalf of Hilla Sang, PhD, Sanford Health, Elizabeth Gilblom, PhD, NDSU School of Education, Sheryl Sahr, MD, Sanford Health

11:45 am
Closing Remarks

12:00 pm



Angie Johnson

Tuesday, October 17, 11:00 AM Central: 

Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries worldwide, and high rates of occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses are observed in many studies. Few studies have investigated mechanism of injury, injury characteristics and outcomes of agricultural injuries (AI) among farmers in the upper Midwest, including North Dakota and South Dakota, states with high rates of AI.

Building on our research investigating AI in Fargo, ND that indicated that older, male farmers experience a high incidence of AI, including tractor-related injuries and death, the purpose of this retrospective analysis is to characterize the incidence, severity and outcomes of traumatic tractor-related AI among pediatric and adult patients who presented to four trauma centers in the upper Midwest between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2021. We examine and categorize the types of tractor incidents, the resulting injuries, and patient outcomes.

Angie has worked for North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension for nearly nine years, serving as an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agent in Steele County, North Dakota for seven years. During her time as a county Extension agent, she earned her Certified Crop Advisor accreditation, focusing her work on solving agronomic challenges her producers faced, along with building a beef production program to help producers gain strength and confidence in managing their herds. When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, a crippling farm labor workforce shortage struck, causing NDSU Extension to develop a taskforce focusing on farm worker health and safety. Angie co-led this taskforce, which identified the underlying health need for farm and ranch safety awareness, education, and training for farm families and workers in North Dakota. This lead to a push for legislative funding to create a farm and ranch safety program back within NDSU Extension. Angie’s passion for farm and ranch safety efforts continued beyond the Covid-19 task force, as she now serves as the ‘new’ NDSU Extension farm and ranch safety coordinator, a position that has been absent since 2005. Angie holds a B.S. degree in animal sciences from NDSU and is currently a graduate student at NDSU, studying agricultural related injuries and fatalities in the Upper-Midwest, through the Extension Education master’s program at NDSU.

Shalyma Cambridge

Monday, October 16, 11:00 AM Central: 

In today’s society, each of us has an identity that shapes how we see ourselves and others. Not only do our social norms and cultural backgrounds influence our experiences, they also set the course for how we view the world. This session equips participants with a robust and shared understanding of important equity, diversity and inclusion concepts and terminology. This will lay the groundwork for safe and productive conversations about building an inclusive culture going forward.

● Understand key concepts related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

● Explain the difference between social equity and equality.

● Explain how bias and discrimination create barriers to social equity.

● Recognize our role in creating an inclusive culture

Shalyma Cambridge is an executive coach, facilitator, and frequent speaker, passionate about the development of courageous leadership, inclusive practices, and demonstrated commitment to diversity. She brings a deep understanding of complex organizations and over a decade of experience executing communication and change management strategies; developing and facilitating training; and coaching in a variety of settings.

As a child of parents who chose to immigrate to Canada from the Caribbean, Shalyma grew-up straddling two cultures. This experience afforded her the ability to engage with empathy and understanding across “difference;” see clearly the challenges and shortcomings with regards to equity within society; and value the power of community building and storytelling in shaping better futures. Her unique perspective eventually drew her to the field of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).

As both a Partner and Director of Client Solutions within the Vancouver-based EDI consultancy, HRx, Shalyma is immersed in all facets of consulting, training development, and coaching to help organizations build equity conscious leaders and work environments nationally. With first-hand knowledge of the importance of building community, she co-founded the initiative Kaiso Careers which provides training to BIPOC entrepreneurs and emerging leaders in developing personal brands grounded in authenticity. 

Along with these endeavours, Shalyma continues to work actively as an executive coach where she draws on her prior experience working internally in the fields of financial services and healthcare to support leaders at all levels. With a background in training leaders across North America in self-awareness, audience-centeredness, clarity of communication and inspired vision to support, it is her belief that when a culture of authentic, inclusive and bold leadership is encouraged, people are inspired to be their best.

Shalyma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Communications Management, certification as an Organizational Coach through the University of British Columbia and is certified to administer the Hogan Assessment; Myers-Briggs and Personality Dimensions. As of June, 2023, she also holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. A dedicated volunteer, Shalyma has sat as a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade Diversity and Inclusion Committee since its inception, co-led the Vancouver Culture Collective Chapter which held space to share learnings on transforming and building great cultures in the workplace and sat on the Board for the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC which produces the largest Caribbean festival in BC.

Outside of work, you’ll find Shalyma spending time with her husband and two energetic kids

Wendy Bennett

Wendy is the Executive Director of AgSafe in British Columbia and has been a health and safety professional since 1995.


As an advocate for positive and safe work environments, Wendy is a member of various provincial, national and international safety boards and committees.


Starting with a BA Honours in Psychology and Sociology, Wendy went on to earn her EMBA, Health and Safety Leadership and is a Certified Registered Safety Professional. She has an Advanced Certificate in Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.


Joining AgSafe as the Director of Programs in 2013, Wendy became the Executive Director in 2014. Having worked for more than ten years as the Health and Safety Manager with one of British Columbia’s largest school districts, Wendy brings her knowledge and experience to agriculture.


AgSafe benefits from Wendy’s leadership skills and her experience designing and delivering training and education resources. Her goal is to ensure everyone in agriculture has the resources they need to create a safe and healthy working environment.


Wendy also uses her knowledge and experience in her role as a course tutor with the BCIT Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program, a professor with UFred, and as a mentor to those building a career in Occupational Health and Safety.

Colleen Drul

Colleen has been the data analyst at the Injury Prevention Centre (IPC) for the past 18 years. Colleen is the Injury Prevention Centre’s resource for internal and external guidance on injury surveillance, classification, and data related issues. She is responsible for providing leadership in provincial injury surveillance initiatives at IPC.

Colleen is the national coordinator for Canadian Agriculture Injury Reporting (CAIR). Colleen works with the provincial CAIR coordinators to obtain agriculture death data from provincial coroners and medical examiners offices. Colleen is responsible for data analysis and development of documents using CAIR data.

Prior to coming to the IPC held various positions in the health information field in various hospitals. Colleen’s knowledge of patient-related data collection makes Colleen the ideal analyst as this knowledge allows for accurate data reporting.

Jordan Miller

Monday, October 16, 1:00 PM Central: 

In 2020, Beef Farmers of Ontario began their work in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space, which started with releasing a public statement of values in December of 2020. BFO Board Directors and Co-Chairs of the BFO DEI Committee, Jordan Miller and Joe Dickenson, are pleased to join to explain how BFO got started on their work, share what they have accomplished so far, and provide some insights on what they have learned along the way.  

Jordan grew up in an Air Force family and moved around a lot, but always called Manitoulin Island “home” having spent summers on the Island with extended family. He studied Athletic Therapy at the University of Manitoba and worked as an Athletic Therapist and part-time instructor in the Kinesiology program at Redeemer University College for six years. In 2015, Jordan and his wife, Kate, moved home to the farm where he and his extended family run a large cow-calf farm on western Manitoulin Island. Jordan farms full-time while Kate works as a Physician Assistant at the Manitoulin Health Centre, and together, they are raising their three energetic little farm boys to respect food production and our environment. Jordan joined the BFO Board of Directors in February 2018. He has found the role fulfilling as he learns more about the industry, enjoys the opportunity to meet beef producers from all over Ontario, and works together with his fellow directors and industry peers to affect positive change in the Ontario beef industry.

Joe Dickenson

Monday, October 16, 1:00 PM Central: 

In 2020, Beef Farmers of Ontario began their work in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space, which started with releasing a public statement of values in December of 2020. BFO Board Directors and Co-Chairs of the BFO DEI Committee, Jordan Miller and Joe Dickenson, are pleased to join to explain how BFO got started on their work, share what they have accomplished so far, and provide some insights on what they have learned along the way.  

Joe Dickenson is a BFO Board Director and Co-Chair of BFO’s DEI Committee. Joe resides in Ontario’s Lambton County on a 70-cow birth-to-beef operation he purchased in 2008. Joe graduated from the University of Guelph and has been involved in the beef industry since beginning as a 4-H member when he was 13. He also runs a small cash crop and baling operation. Joe is a member of the Lambton County Cattlemen’s Association and was previously a Director-at-Large with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, President of Junior Farmers Association of Ontario, and the Ontario/Quebec Representative of the Canadian Young Farmers Forum. Currently, Joe also serves as a professor in the new agricultural program at Lambton College and as a lab professor at University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus.

Become a CASA 2024 Conference Sponsor

As a national, non-profit, CASA works to promote farm safety in the agricultural sector to address a harsh reality – in an average year, Canada mourns the loss of over 60 adults and children due to preventable agriculture-related incidents.

Connecting, Learning, and Taking Action
The CASA Conference is a vehicle for partners dedicated to reducing agriculture-related injuries and building an industry that is healthy, safe, and sustainable to come together to engage with experts, learn about new programs, network, and connect with like-minded individuals.

Farm Safety Doesn’t Just Happen
It takes dedication, passion, and commitment. You can help. By supporting CASA’s Annual Conference, you are playing an important role in keeping farmers, farm families, farm workers, and farming communities safe.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2024 CASA Conference, please contact Meaghan Trachsel at meaghant@casa-acsa.ca.

Thanks to Conference Sponsors!

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